Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

One night last week, my "little" brother sent me a link to the website for "Edoughble" cookie dough (here)- and I wanted to eat it all!  So, instead of ordering every single flavor for $8+ per cup, I decided to make my own... & make it Paleo  :)

I'm pretty sure everyone loves to chow down on raw cookie dough~ myself included.  However, I always feel a tinge of guilt knowing that we're not technically "supposed to" consume raw egg.  This recipe is guilt-less:  no risk of salmonella, and Paleo-friendly ingredients.

Honey Dijon Pork Chops


So the photography on this recipe is not the greatest (I took the picture with my iPhone).  BUT-  I could not resist a quick picture so that I could share these pork chops with you guys!

The recipe is similar to my Perfect Pork Chops post, which has become pretty popular here on my blog.  This one adds a burst of flavor by glazing the meat before it's popped into the oven.

Get Ready With Me: Fall Edition! (VIDEO)


I posted a new YouTube video!  This time it's not Paleo or food related at all... but is a sneak peek into my girly side.  ;)

After a few of you asked, and I worked up the nerve, I decided to film a "Get Ready With Me" video where I show you how I achieve my simple fall makeup look.  While makeup is not nearly as important to me as food-- I do love it, and am always spending my extra pennies on the newest products that catch my eye at Nordstrom or Sephora.  

Cinnamon Apple Coffee Cake Muffins


Coffee cake has been on my list of Paleo goodies to create, and I finally did it!  I love the sweet, warm, buttery flavors in coffee cake- and felt like this would be the perfect treat (or breakfast) for the fall season.  

Of course the thought of making an actual loaf or cake is always frightening to me for some reason, as I have mentioned before.  So, I decided to opt for the less messy, easier to bake version:  ...muffins!  I always feel like muffins are so much more convenient, and minimize the stress factor since you don't have to worry about slicing them into pretty pieces.  What makes these muffins even easier are the sweet little cups I baked them in!

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs


I feel like life never stops being busy.  That's a good thing, right?  Anyways, as much as I love cooking~ I don't always have time to get fancy with dinner.  That's when I call on one of my simple, effortless, go-to dinners: like my simple crispy baked chicken thighs.

The perfect dinner (to me) means minimal effort, even less cleanup, and leftovers for the following day.  Baked chicken thighs fulfill each of those requirements, and also manage to taste delicious!

What I Bought: Target for Fall!

I decided to film a quick & casual video for you guys (On my living room floor, with my dog.  And cat.) to share my recent "haul" from Target!

If there's one place I cannot resist a little overshopping... it's Target.  I love their home stuff, always find some good clothes, and always find time to browse the makeup aisles.  They are always impressing me with their new natural brands, too.

This time I stocked up on a few natural cleaning supplies that I cannot live without (because I have an obsession with cleaning supplies), and came home with a shameful amount of shoes.  I also found one home decor item, and two new beauty products that I've used every day since!

Check out my YouTube video here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyuUjq28ldE&list=UU7KGVHZNiKjFQKELauIOn-w

Friday Five: Paleo Side Dishes

Forget about the rice, pasta, bread, quinoa, etc... These sides are filling, delicious, and simple to prepare.  Not to mention amazing for you!

If you're one of those who likes to go for some type of meat for dinner (like my Perfect Pork ChopsSmoky-Sweet Grilled Chicken, or Classic Paleo Meatloaf) served up with a couple of sides, these dishes are the perfect solution to keep dinner exciting.

Let me know if you've tried any, and which are your favorites!

These are the #1 recipe on my blog, by far!  Some say they taste like a giant tater tot.  All agree that they are delicious!